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Old 03-13-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Angry Downloaded files do not show in /home as usually


I have had the following problem for quite some time:

Using sidux64 I have downloaded over 100GB of video files with miro, of which only about 20GB show in my /home, the first ones. I know they are there because I can play them with miro where they show. So it is not very important as the only inconvenience is that I cannot copy those files if I need to.

But using jad 1.0 (a distro based on Susse 10.2) I get the same problem with music files this time, which I downloaded from shoutcast and elsewhere, with only the first files from each radio station registering in my /home directory in their respective radio station file.
The problem here is that I cannot find them to play. Should I try to discover them with amarok? I do not know how to use it but I can find out.

What is frustrating, due to lack of knowledge of course, is that I cannot find out where they have gone especially in the case of sidux as they are a lot of GB.!

Thank you for your attention,

Old 03-13-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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Simple question! How much space do you have on your home?
Old 03-13-2009, 05:06 PM   #3
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Try filelight

Go to synaptic or whatever your download manager and get a program filelight. The first time you run it let it scan /root or /home or whatever and it will show you exactly where each file is located. Or you can "apt-get install filelight" from console. This is a graphical display, when you find them just click on the file or directory and it will open.
Old 03-13-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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do you know the names of the files?
You can open a console and search with find:
find /path -name <file name>

Old 03-14-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Thank you very much. I downloaded filelight and it seems that it shows all parts of my 2 hard disks and the files therein.
It tells me that 116,872 GB (26%) are used in my /home directory and more information when I scan it, 18110 files, plus more information when I place the mouse's arrow on different places.

But I need time to digest it ! and learn how to open the files. Need to study the application's help.

I think that did the trick.

Re asking information in the console is also very interesting but I do not know the files!

Thank you again, one would be completely lost with computers without your help.

Old 03-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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I must add that re Jad 1.0 problem of inability to find downloaded files, the fact is that I found out that the files were NOT downloading although they seemed to be with streamripper + kstreamripper that I use.
They even showed as added to /home in my gnome system monitor, a good 1.5GB of them, which subsequently, today, disappeared!

So due to some mistake only some downloaded, which showed in /home and the rest which did not download did not show, of course.

Certainly using tunapie which works, or so it seemed, with Jad, will not download the files. Manually using kstreamripper works most times and downloads them to the hd.

Quite complicated and whimsical for an ignorant computer newbie like me.

So now I do the following: Go to the shoutcast page click on the 'tune in' button of my favourite station, choose when asked and if! ( I am not asked with every distro which means disaster ) to place the link on Desktop from where I can open it with various applications ( I choose amarok ).
Next step is to go again to the shoutcast page, choose the same favourite station, right click this time on the "tune in" button and chose to copy the link, then open kstreamripper, click on add stream and on the url space of the popped up window
I right click and chose paste. Lastly I write some type of identification for the link, i.e. its name.

If I want to listen to this station and record also: go to Desktop, r. click on it > chose amarok and music flows! Then open kstreamtuner choose the station and "start stream". And recording starts ( for the time being unless something funny happens again ). Actually I can stop the music from amarok and leave the kstreamripper on all night, it will faithfully record everything. To stop it I click on its window.

By the way amarok is an excellent application, it is the first time that I tried it.

Just to add a comment which is funny for a non computer homo sapiens: Trying to place more than one link on Desktop from shoutcast although of a different station, I was told that the link already exists would I like to overwrite it? But I succeeded using another site i.e. again only one link, otherwise would I like to overwrite it?

Frustrated, I proceeded and installed Jad again on the same machine at another place on the same hd not knowing really why.
And the new Jad lets me place as many stations from shoutcast as I want! It gives them a number (1), (2) etc.
Now I have two Jads beside each other, having used the same install cd:confused

End of rant



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